FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.
- Art History
Alum Sooran Choi Directs Cross-Gender-Ethnic-Korean-Asian Studies Initiative
Alum Sooran Choi (Art History Ph.D. '18) has won a grant from the Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative at CUNY to direct a Cross-Gender-Ethnic-Korean-Asian Studies Initiative at Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the Art Department. As part of that initiative, she is running a symposium to foreground Korean studies while taking an intersectional approach to the subject. The symposium will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, online. More information can be found here.
Luisa Valle ('22) dissertation is honored
Luisa Valle who finished her dissertation in 2022, received an Honorable Mention from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for her dissertation "The Beehive, the Favela, the Castle, and the Ministry: Race and Modern Architecture in Rio de Janeiro, 1811 to 1945." Congrats to Luisa! All the LASA awards are listed here.
Professor Gail Levin featured on CUNY TV
Professor Gail Levin was featured on CUNY TV's Arts in the City. See the piece here.
Naiomy Guerrero accepted to a Museum Professionals Program at the Studio Museum
A round of applause goes to Naiomy Guerrero who was accepted to the Winter 2023 Museum Professionals Seminar at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The seminar is comprised of a series of workshops designed for emerging museum professionals to "incubate and ideate" their ideas. Congrats to Naiomy!
Congrats to Tie Jojima for making the New York Times Best Art Books of 2022!
Ph.D. candidate Tie Jojima co-curated (with Rachel Remick and Aimé Iglesias Lukin) an exhibition of Mexican sculptor, Geles Cabrera. Geles Cabrera: Museo Escultórico was on view at the Americas Society this summer. An accompanying book of the same title was co-edited by Jojima. She authored an essay on the interrelation between dance, affect, and Mexico city in Cabrera’s sculptural practice and wrote the artist’s chronology. The New York Times has just recognized this book as one of the Best Art Books of 2022!
Mona Hadler's new book reviewed in Women's Art Journal
Congrats to Professor Mona Hadler who co-edited, Pop Art and Beyond: Gender, Race, and Class in the Global Sixties with Kalliopi Minioudaki (Bloomsbury, 2022). Woman's Art Journal touted it as a "marvelous snapshot of the global sixties." See the review here.
Most recent issue of October has article by Alum Arnaud Gerspacher
Kudos to alum Arnaud Gerspacher (Ph.D. 2017), who has a new article out in the journal October. In Zoonotic Undemocracy (2022:181, 61-92), Gerspacher "argues for the urgency of re-thinking politics from a posthumanist perspective, one that considers the impact of environmental harm caused by the uses of nonhuman animals." He examines a film by Wilson Coutinho and the work of conceptual artist Cildo Meireles, the subject of Coutinho's film. Already in the 1970s, they addressed environmental issues - global warming, biodiversity loss, racist food politics, and zoonotic illnesses. Gerspacher analyzes the role of nonhuman animals in the context of environmental politics in Brazil, and beyond.
Alumna Lindsay Caplan explores postwar Italy in new book
Alumna Lindsay Caplan (Ph.D. 2017) publishes Arte Programmata: Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy which showcases a group of visionary artists who used emerging computer technologies in the context of the Cold War in Italy. Now Assistant Professor at Brown University in the Department of Art and Architecture, Caplan's research and publications focus on the intersection of technology, politics and Art History. This is her first book.
Gillian Sneed (Ph.D. 2019) co-authors new book of letters
Gillian Sneed (Ph.D. 2019) co-edits (with Marie Walsh) new book exploring the correspondence between artist, Rosemary Mayer, and poet, Bernadette Mayer. Conceptual art, Postminimalism, and the New York School, in addition to Feminism are all explored in this volume. Sneed is Assistant Professor of Art History at The School of Art and Design at San Diego State University. She specializes in 20th- and 21st-century feminist art histories in the Americas, especially Brazil.
Alumna Claudia Calirman (Ph.D. Art History 2004) is 2022 Millard Meiss Publication Grant Recipient
Alumna Claudia Calirman (Ph.D. 2004) was awarded a 2022 Millard Meiss Publication Grant Award for her new book-length project Dissident Bodies: Brazilian Women Artists, (1960s-2020s), Duke University Press. The College Art Association awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Professor Calirman has also written on art in Brazil under the dictatorship and is an advisor at El Museo del Barrio, NY.